There are so many beautiful orchids at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This one caught my eye mainly because of the leaves. The apricot-colored flower is magnificent but the patterns in the leaves just made me think of some deep-dark jungle. Sometimes, the background is just as important as the subject.
In his Macro Bootcamp workshop, Mike Moats tells students that his most successful images come from a combination of a subject and a background that work well together. I’m not sure if I lived up to his level on this one but I do believe that the combination of the two is more than either one by themselves.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
100mm @ f/11 – 1/16 sec – ISO 400